Equine

Authors: Moffat, P.A.; Firth, E.C.; Rogers, C.W.; Smith, R.K.W.; Barneveld, A.; Goodship, A.E.; Kawcak, C.E.; McIlwraith, C.W.; van Weeren, P.R.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Abstract:Reasons for performing study: Conditioning by early training may influence the composition of certain musculoskeletal tissues, but very few data exist on its effect during growth on tendon structure and function.  Objectives: To investigate whether conditioning exercise in young foals would lead to any ultrasonographically detectable damage to the superficial digital flexor tendon or an increase in cross-sectional area (CSA).  

Category: Equine - Tendon
Authors: Stanley, R.L.; Edwards, L.J.; Goodship, A.E.; Firth, E.C.; Patterson-Kane, J.C.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Abstract:Reasons for performing study: The injury-prone, energy-storing equine superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) of the mature performance horse has a limited ability to respond to exercise in contrast with the noninjury-prone, anatomically opposing common digital extensor tendon (CDET). Previous studies have indicated low levels of cellular activity in the mature SDFT, but in foal tendons the tenocytes may still have the ability to adapt positively to increased exercise.  

Category: Equine - Tendon
Authors: Gomez Alvarez, C.B.; Bobbert, M.F.; Lamers, L.; Johnston, C.; Back, W.; van Weeren, P.R.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Abstract:Reasons for performing study: There are no detailed studies describing a relationship between hindlimb lameness and altered motion of the back.  Objectives: To quantify the effect of induced subtle hindlimb lameness on thoracolumbar kinematics in the horse.  

Authors: Gomez Alvarez, C.B.; L'Ami, J.J.; Moffatt, D.; Back, W.; van Weeren, P.R.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Abstract:Reasons for performing study: Although there is anecdotal evidence of clinical effectiveness of chiropractic in treatment of equine back pain, little scientific work has been reported on the subject.  Objectives: To quantify the effect of chiropractic manipulations on back and limb kinematics in horse locomotion.  

Category: Equine - Motion Analysis